Composting help and Timothy hay
Just started a barrel (55 gallon plastic which I drilled holes in on 4 sides). So grandson decides he wants to help fill it. He shoveled some spent sunflowers seeds into it. Not sure if they will break down so I stopped him after about 3 or 4 gallons worth. The we went through the huge pile of timothy hay which is from my guinea pigs house. Grand daughter threw a whole peeled banana in too since she said her tummy was full. The barrel is 2/3 full already! So this wasn't a good start. What's the ratio for starting a barrel? I get a lot of timothy hay as I change the piggies house out every 3 days and we use a C&C cage system with the hay for litter, bedding and munching. I use about 96 ounces a week. I used to burn the hay weekly but now I figure I should use it. The wild rabbits have been at the pile so I'll leave part there for them too. I wanted to see about mixing some hay into the soil for my container plants too. Thanks for any help. I think I'm a bit overwhelmed.